46 days in France Itinerary

46 days in France Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Paris
Train:  15 min
1
Versailles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Ville de Lisieux
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Nantes
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Chambord
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Nevers
— 1 night
Train:  6 h 15 min
6
Arcachon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Lourdes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Carcassonne
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Nimes
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
10
Arles
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Apt
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Avignon
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
13
Paris
— 6 nights
End: Paris

4
nights
Versailles

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Versailles: Giverny (Musee des impressionnismes & Fondation Claude Monet) and Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Palace of Versailles, admire the natural beauty at Le Potager du Roi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Canal, and walk around Le Jardin de Versailles.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Versailles tour planning app.

Paris to Versailles is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Ville de Lisieux.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Giverny, Parc Zoologique et Chateau de Thoiry, Chartres Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Musee des impressionnismes ©
Musee des impressionnismes

4
nights
Ville de Lisieux

Ville de Lisieux ©
Lisieux is a town in Lower Normandy that is the second-most visited pilgrimage site in France (after Lourdes).
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ville de Lisieux: Eglise Abbatiale de Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives (in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives), Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe (in La Cambe) and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Calvados Boulard, kick back and relax at Plage de Trouville, stroll through Deauville Beach, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cerza.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ville de Lisieux route builder website.

Traveling by car from Versailles to Ville de Lisieux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Nantes.

Things to do in Ville de Lisieux

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Deauville City, Calvados Experience, Manoir De Grandouet, Cerza, Eglise Abbatiale de Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives
Highlights from your plan
Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Calvados Experience ©
Calvados Experience

4
nights
Nantes

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Rochelle (Aquarium La Rochelle & Vieux Port) and Puy du Fou (in Les Epesses). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, and put a fun spin on your tour with Sisters Mysteres.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nantes vacation planning tool.

Drive from Ville de Lisieux to Nantes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chambord.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Rochelle, Puy du Fou
Highlights from your plan
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

2
nights
Chambord

Chambord ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Cheverny, thencontemplate the long history of Chateau de Chambord, and then contemplate the long history of Domaine National de Chambord. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Valencay and then get to know the resident critters at ZooParc de Beauval.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chambord day trip app.

Drive from Nantes to Chambord in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Chambord sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nevers.

Things to do in Chambord

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau de Valencay, ZooParc de Beauval
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chambord ©
Chateau de Chambord
ZooParc de Beauval ©
ZooParc de Beauval
Chateau de Cheverny ©
Chateau de Cheverny

1
night
Nevers

Nevers ©
Nevers is the prefecture of the Nièvre department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in central France. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Cyr-et-Sainte-Julitte, thendon't miss a visit to Espace Bernadette, and then walk around Parc Floral d'Apremont.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nevers road trip planning website.

Getting from Chambord to Nevers by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Nevers are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Arcachon.

Things to do in Nevers

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parc Floral d'Apremont
Highlights from your plan
Parc Floral d'Apremont ©
Parc Floral d'Apremont
Espace Bernadette ©
Espace Bernadette

2
nights
Arcachon

Arcachon ©
A popular beach resort town on the Atlantic coast, Arcachon offers you fine, sandy beaches and a particularly mild climate said to be favorable to people suffering from pulmonary diseases.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Passes, take a leisurely stroll along Jetée Thiers, thenstroll around Parc Mauresque, thensteep yourself in history at La ville d'Hiver, and finally get great views at Observatoire Sainte-Cecile. On the next day, make a trip to La Grande Dune du Pilat and then get outside with Arcajet Marine.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Arcachon online route planner.

You can take a train from Nevers to Arcachon in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Arcachon, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lourdes.

Things to do in Arcachon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

La Grande Dune du Pilat
Highlights from your plan
Parc Mauresque ©
Parc Mauresque
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La Grande Dune du Pilat
La ville d'Hiver ©
La ville d'Hiver

2
nights
Lourdes

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, explore the galleries of Chateau Fort of Lourdes, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Grotte de Massabielle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Basilique Saint-Pie X, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Crypte de la Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception., pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception, thenexplore the galleries of Moulin de Boly - Maison Natale de Bernadette, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Moulin Lacade - Maison Paternelle de Sainte Bernadette.

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You can drive from Arcachon to Lourdes in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. May in Lourdes sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Lourdes

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes ©
Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception ©
Basilique de l’Immaculee Conception

4
nights
Carcassonne

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Reserve Africaine de Sigean (in Sigean), Toulouse (Room Escape Games, Cite de l'espace, &more) and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile (in Albi). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune, and do a tasting at O'Vineyards.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne road trip planning app.

You can drive from Lourdes to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Carcassonne, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nimes.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Toulouse, Reserve Africaine de Sigean, Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile
Highlights from your plan
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

1
night
Nimes

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stop by Toril d'Artistes, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in panoramic vistas at Tour Magne, thenexplore the ancient world of La Maison Carree, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de la Fontaine, and finally steep yourself in history at Temple of Diana.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nimes road trip planning website.

You can drive from Carcassonne to Nimes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Nimes sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Arles.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
La Maison Carree ©
La Maison Carree
Jardins de la Fontaine ©
Jardins de la Fontaine
Toril d'Artistes ©
Toril d'Artistes

4
nights
Arles

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arles: Chateau des Baux de Provence (in Les Baux de Provence), Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, &more) and Seaquarium (in Le Grau-du-Roi). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, play a few rounds at Golf club de Servanes, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Arles trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Nimes to Arles in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Arles can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Apt.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Les Baux de Provence, Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, Seaquarium, Golf club de Servanes
Highlights from your plan
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Chateau des Baux de Provence ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence

5
nights
Apt

Apt ©
Apt is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It lies on the left bank of the Calavon, 41mi east of Avignon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Apt: L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market (in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue), Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes) and Lac De Sainte Croix (in Aiguines). There's much more to do: experience rural life at Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, explore the historical opulence of Chateau St Saturnin Les Apt, don't miss a visit to Bellevue Rock, and trek along Le Sentier des Ocres.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Apt day trip app.

You can drive from Arles to Apt in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Apt

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gordes, Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras, Colorado Provencal, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market, Les Gorges du Verdon
Highlights from your plan
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras ©
Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Chateau de Lourmarin ©
Chateau de Lourmarin

5
nights
Avignon

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Explore Avignon's surroundings by going to Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange), Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence) and Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac (in Orgnac-l'Aven). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montagne Sainte Victoire, contemplate the long history of Place Crillon, and snap pictures at Pont du Gard.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Avignon trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Apt to Avignon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Avignon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pont du Gard, Cascades du Sautadet, La Nef solaire, Roman Theatre of Orange, Distillerie A. Blachere
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Montagne Sainte Victoire ©
Montagne Sainte Victoire

6
nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, stop by Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris route planner.

You can take a train from Avignon to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Avignon in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 74°F and lows are around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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